Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280004814

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
General Prerequisites
It is strongly recommended not to register for this course unless students have successfully attended the introductory course INE 101.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the course, students should be able to: 1. grasp the main stages in contemporary Greece's political, economic and social development 2. think synthetically, bringing together political, ideological, social, economic and cultural facets of contemporary Greece's historical development. 3. comprehend concepts and phenomena such as political parties and their function, the ideological formation and grouping of political and social spaces, and the multiple functions of electoral contests. 4. appreciate continuities and discontinuities in contemporary Greece's historical development. 5. appreciate the supremacy of academic/scholarly history over other varieties, such as public history.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction: Political ideologies, political parties and elections 2. The Second Greek Republic, 1924-1935: politics, economy, society 3. The Dictatorship of August 4, 1936 and the Greek-Italian War, 1936-1941 4. Occupation, Resistance, Liberation, 1941-1944 5. The Conflict of December 1944 and the Varkiza Agreement, 1944-1945 6. The Greek Civil War, 1946-1949 7. An 'interval in the Centre', 1950-1952 8. The regrouping of Conservatism, the 'Ellinikos Synagermos' and Alexandros Papagos, 1952-1955 9. Konstantinos Karamanlis and the 'Ethniki Rizospastiki Enosi', 1955-1961 10. Greece's International Relations, the Cyprus Conflict and Greek-Turkish Relations, 1950-1967 11. The Greek Economy, 1947-1967 12. The polarisation between Conservatism and 'anti-Conservatism' (1961-1965), the political and social crisis of 1965 and the dictatorship of 21 April 1967 13. Epilogue: From dictatorship to the restoration of democracy, 1967-1974
Contemporary Greek History
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Lectures include the use of visual materials (film extracts, maps, paintings, statistical tables, posters etc. in Power-point format). During lectures students are encouraged to participate and comment on these materials as well as to discuss relevant primary and secondary sources. Lecturing includes discussion of the main and/or controversial issues involved.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written examination:100%. The written examination aims to evaluate the extent, depth and understanding of the main issues on the part of the students, aw well as to assess their critical and analytical skills and ability for synthesis. Students are asked to answer a number of questions that require the identification of a historical problem and the development of a concrete argument for tackling it.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νικολακόπουλος, Η. Η Καχεκτική Δημοκρατία: Κόμματα και Εκλογές, 1946-1967 (Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2001).
Additional bibliography for study
[Συλλογικό] Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους, τόμοι ΙΕ΄-ΙΣΤ΄ (Αθήνα: Εκδοτική Αθηνών, 1978, 2000) Χατζηιωσήφ, Χ. και Π. Παπαστράτης (επιμ.), Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου αιώνα, τόμ. Α-Δ (Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραμα, 2004-2010) Γιαννουλόπουλος, Γ. Ο Μεταπολεμικός Κόσμος: Ελληνική και Ευρωπαϊκή Ιστορία, 1945-1963 (Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης, 1992) Κονδύλης, Π. Οι αιτίες της παρακμής της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας, 4η έκδοση (Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο, 2011) Κωστής, Κ. Τα κακομαθημένα παιδιά της ιστορίας: η διαμόρφωση του νεοελληνικού κράτους 18ος-21ος αιώνας (Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2013) Λιναρδάτος, Σ. Από τον Εμφύλιο στη Χούντα, τόμοι Α΄ - Ε΄ (Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης, 1977 κε) Meynaud, Jean. Οι πολιτικές δυνάμεις στην Ελλάδα, 1946-1965, 2 τόμοι (Αθήνα: Σαββάλας, 2002) Close, David H. Ελλάδα, 1945-2004 (Αθήνα: Θύραθεν, 2007) Αλιβιζάτος, Ν. Οι πολιτικοί θεσμοί σε κρίση, 1922-1974: όψεις της ελληνικής εμπειρίας, 3η έκδ. (Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο, 1995) Hering, G. Τα πολιτικά κόμματα στην Ελλάδα. 1821-1936, 2 τόμοι (Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2006) Ρήγος, Α. Η Β΄ ελληνική δημοκρατία : 1924-1935: Κοινωνικές διαστάσεις της πολιτικής σκηνής (Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο, 1999) Χατζηβασιλείου, Ε. Ελληνικός φιλελευθερισμός: Το ριζοσπαστικό ρεύμα, 1932-1979 (Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2010) Χατζηβασιλείου, Ε. Στα σύνορα των κόσμων: Η Ελλάδα και ο ψυχρός πόλεμος, 1952-1967 (Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 2009) Βερναρδάκης, Χ. και Γ. Μαυρής, Κόμματα και κοινωνικές συμμαχίες στην προδικτατορική Ελλάδα (Αθήνα: Εξάντας, 1991) Σακελλαρόπουλος, Σ. Τα αίτια του απριλιανού πραξικοπήματος (Αθήνα: Λιβάνης, 1998) [Συλλογικό]. Οι ελληνοτουρκικές σχέσεις 1923-1987, 2η έκδ. (Αθήνα: Γνώση, 1991) Σφήκας, Θ.Δ. Το «χωλό άλογο»: οι διεθνείς συνθήκες της ελληνικής κρίσης, 1941-1949 (Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραμα, 2007) Σφήκας, Θ.Δ. Πόλεμος και Ειρήνη στη Στρατηγική του ΚΚΕ, 1945-1949 (Αθήνα: Φιλίστωρ, 2001)
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